New styles of microblogging

It’s been quite a while since I blogged last time. To revigorate my writing, I’m going to experiment with a few different styles. Instead of writing longer articles, there will be more Tumblr-style blogging by sharing links, pics, stats and shorter thoughts.

During a few last years, there’s a been raise of various different methods of public microblogging besides Twitter. Self-made internet tech journalist Robert Scoble has successfully been blogging on Google+ and brought his audience there. Recently appointed Reddit CEO, Yishan Wong, has effectively used Quora as a microblogging platform.

And this phenomenon hasn’t been restricted to tech bloggers only. As a more marginal example, my old musical hero, Kauko Röyhkä, the grand old man of quirky Finnish rock lyrics, started to use Facebook as his blogging platform and gathered a small but regular audience. Also picture blogging has grown to be it’s own phenomenon, Tumblr being the biggest platform for it. Good example of witty and entertaining picture blog is Danish fuck you very much, which can be NSFW (Not Safe For Work), if your work mates and boss are from the last century.

I’m going to experiment with other services, for example I started a collection of great Quora answers about business models and strategies: Great Business Insights on Quora. Check it out, there’s already some great answers there.

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2 Responses to New styles of microblogging

  1. Adam says:

    We have seen many people enjoying the exposure the Opuss platform gives their blog. It’s a community mainly for writers so blogging fits right in.

  2. Hi,

    I think the real value of blogging lies within persistency. Twitter and such are great for living in the moment and seeing what the current buzz is about. It’s all transient, though.

    I had this really funny moment a few months ago. I was looking for some really specific information, a solution for my problem. As it happened, the first result at Google pointed directly at my blog. It was something I had solved already but had totally forgotten about it.

    In this sense a blog can serve as your auxiliary memory. Considering post length my posts go from really short ones to pretty long ones (>1000 characters). Anyway, just saying blogging definitely has some concrete value even though it might seem a bit vain at times.

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